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Headlines for April 29, 2020


The Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College still working on fall plans

Although there have been no in-person classes in about a month and a half, the current school year is not over. However, eyes are already turning to what will happen when the next academic year begins this fall.

Temporary layoffs at University of Saskatchewan could kick in May 4

The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon says it’s preparing to temporarily lay off an unspecified number of employees as operations continue to slow under the current restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

Brandon Sun
Faculty head worried about impact of budget cuts

The president of Brandon University’s faculty association says that cuts made to the university during the COVID-19 pandemic will be bad both for the institution and the local economy.

UPEI hoping to break ground on new 260-bed residence soon

The University of Prince Edward Island is hoping to start construction on a new 260-bed residence soon.

Financial Post
Suncor, Western University team up to make COVID-19 tests using wastewater tech

Suncor Energy Inc. has teamed up with Western University scientists to tackle the shortage of COVID-19 tests, using technology intended to treat wastewater from refineries to produce home testing kits.

Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa scientists turn attention to COVID-19 vaccine with help from ‘fast grant’

Ottawa’s foremost immunotherapy researcher has turned his attention to developing a vaccine for COVID-19 with the help of a $250,000 “fast grant” from The Thistledown Foundation, a charity established by the founder of Shopify and his wife.

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